18 days Level 3 Working as a Close Protection Operative within the private security industry (195 glhrs)

Close Protection Operative Level 3 Certificate (SIA Licence Applicable)

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone Wishing To Enter The Medium To High-Risk Industry Of Close Protection Armed And Unarmed And To Enter The Surveillance Industry As A Trained Operative. This Qualification Is Also Designed For Those Learners Wishing To Apply For A Licence From The Security Industry Authority (SIA) To Work As A Close Protection Operative (CPO). It Is Based On The Relevant SIA’s Specification For Learning And Qualifications

UCP Course Also Gives The Learner The Minimum Requirements if Ex-Military, To Apply For Overseas High-Risk Jobs Such As Iraq And South America. Domestic Surveillance Employment And Entry Into The World Of the Professional Bodyguard.

Course Information

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to apply for a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to work as a close protection operative (CPO). It is based on the relevant SIA’s Specification for Learning and Qualification.

The 195 guided learning hours close protection course covers all aspects from theory to practical with 3 multiple questions exam papers at the end of the course. You will be put through your paces from our highly experienced tutors, so prepare to train hard every single day. We finish the course with 3 days of final exercises protecting 3 types of clients that you will possibly come across in your future career, so this course really prepares you for medium and high risk and celebrity bodyguarding duties. 

 Course Assessment Method

To complete the Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry, delegates must complete 7 modules.

This qualification is graded as pass/fail. To pass the Close Protection Operative course you will have to pass multiple-choice examinations and practical assessments as follows:

Module 1 – Principles of Working as a Close Protection Operative in the Private Security Industry
Knowledge assessment: Multiple-choice question examination made up of 52 questions (80 min.). Pass mark = 70%

Practical assessment: Workbook. Pass mark = 100%

Module 2 – Working as a close protection operative in the private security industry
Knowledge assessment: Externally set Workbook

Practical assessment: Workbook Portfolio of evidence. Pass mark = 100%

Module 3 – Application of conflict management in the private security industry
Knowledge assessment: Multiple-choice question examination made up of 20 questions (30 min.). Pass mark = 70%

Practical assessment: One practical scenario. Pass mark = 100%

Module 4 – Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry
Knowledge assessment: Externally set and marked multiple-choice question examination made up of 10 questions (20 min.). Pass mark = 70%

Module 5 – Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
Knowledge assessment: Multiple-choice question examination made up of 29 questions (45 min.). Pass mark = 72%

Module 6 – Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry
Knowledge assessment: Multiple-choice question examination made up of 30 questions (45 min.). Pass mark = 80%

Practical assessment: Demonstration of every technique and question and answer session to cover critical areas of PI knowledge. Pass mark = 100%

Module 7 – Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry
Knowledge assessment: Multiple-choice question examination made up of 30 questions (45 min.). Pass mark = 80%

Practical assessment: Demonstration of every technique and question and answer session to cover critical areas of PI knowledge. Pass mark = 100%

Minimum Required Kit List

Clothing

  • Grey, Blue or Black Suit, black shoes, dark or neutral tie, black socks, belt
  • Casual Jeans or Dockers; gym clothing
  • Laptop with Microsoft word and power point,
  • USB memory stick with 10 GB max
  • Pencil and pen, eraser

Anyone wishing to enter the medium to high risk industry of close protection armed and unarmed and to enter the surveillance industry as a trained operative.

The 18-day UCP course also gives the learner the minimum requirements to apply for overseas high-risk jobs such as Iraq and South America. Domestic Surveillance employment and entry into the world of surveillance

, 18 Days Level 3 Working as a Close Protection Operative within the private security industry (195glhrs)

What’s included:

What is not included:

Course Dates

10th – 27th of February
3rd – 20th of April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Course Length

18 Days

Course Cost

£2400

Qualification

SFJ Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry (RQF)

Skill Prerequisites

Good understanding for English

*All prerequisite awards should not be expired so please check the expiry date before applying

*All candidates should have a reasonable level of personal fitness

Topics

The qualification comprises three mandatory units:

Unit 1 – Working as a Close Protection Operative

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a close protection operative
  • Understand basic surveillance, anti-surveillance and counter-surveillance techniques
  • Understand legislation relevant to a close protection operative
  • Understand the importance of interpersonal skills within a close protection environment
  • Understand the importance of reconnaissance within a close protection environment
  • Understand search procedures within a close protection environment
  • Be able to establish and maintain secure environments

Unit 2 – Planning, Preparing and Supporting a close Protection Operation

  • Understand the importance of threat assessment, risk management and operational planning
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and operational briefing within a close protection environment
  • Understand close protection foot drills
  • Understand the importance of planning for route selection
  • Understand the importance of transport management within the close protection environment
  • Understand incident management within a close protection environment
  • Understand venue security operations
  • Be able to plan and prepare to carry out a close protection operation
  • Be able to provide close protection of a principal

Unit 3 – Conflict Management within the Private Security Industry

  • Understand the principles of conflict management appropriate to their role
  • Understand how to recognise, assess and reduce risk in conflict situations
  • Understand how to communicate in emotive situations to de-escalate conflict
  • Understand how to develop and use problem-solving strategies for resolving conflict
  • Understand good practice to follow conflict situations

Unit 4 – Principles of Terror Threat Awareness in the Private Security Industry

Unit 5 – Principles of Working as a Door Supervisor for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry

  • Bespoke Physical Intervention Skills
  • Knowledge Of Door Supervisor Responsibilities (Including Protecting Vulnerable People)

Unit 6 – Application of Physical Intervention Skills for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry

Unit 7  – Application of physical intervention skills in the private security industry